Configure Launch screen in UIKit without Storyboard
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In Xcode 12 and iOS 14, we got a new way to configure an app launch screen.
We can configure a launch screen via an Info.plist instead of a Storyboard file.
Let's learn how to configure your app's launch screen without storyboards.
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How to configure an information property list launch screen in UIKit project
To configure a launch screen using an Info.plist, you have to do the following steps.
- Remove Launch screen interface file base name (
UILaunchStoryboardName) key from project Info.plist.
- Remove your launch screen file.
- Add Launch Screen (
UILaunchScreen) key to your Info.plist.
- Then, you can configure it the way you want.
The Launch Screen (
UILaunchScreen) is a dictionary that supports six options, where each one represents one UI element.
- Background color
- Image name
- Image respects safe area insets
- Show navigation bar
- Show Tab bar
- Show Toolbar
You can read more about how to configure a launch screen using Info.plist here.
Here is a simple example: I added a toolbar and made a pink background color.
Here is the result of the launch screen.
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